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  • Enbridge And Brookfield Infrastructure Announce Closing Of The Provincially Regulated Portion Of The Previously Announced Natural Gas Gathering & Processing Transaction

    Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) ("Enbridge") and Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP) (TSX: BIP.UN) and its institutional partners (collectively, "Brookfield"), today announced the closing of the provincially regulated portion of the agreement through which Enbridge will sell its Canadian natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in British Columbia and Alberta ("G&P Business") to Brookfield. The provincially regulated business represents $2.5 billion of the $4.31 billion transaction, previously announced on July 4, 2018.

    The G&P Business includes 19 provincially and federally regulated natural gas processing plants and 3,550 kilometers of natural gas gathering pipelines in British Columbia and Alberta. Under Brookfield's ownership, the G&P Business will be named NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

    "This investment expands our portfolio of high quality midstream assets with the addition of one of the leading gas gathering and processing businesses in North America," said Sam Pollock, Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Infrastructure. "We are pleased to acquire these assets through a seamless transition that will allow us to provide uninterrupted service to customers."

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    Oct 18, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • National Trucking Week 2018: From Disruption, A New Road For Trucking

    We live in times of turmoil and change. Climate, technology, demographics, and population growth all influence our lives. We can be overwhelmed by these changes or choose to re-define how we live and work. The trucking industry must continue to be flexible and open to the opportunities disruption presents. National Trucking Week, took place September 2 to 8.

    Wildfires, flooding and other catastrophic weather events are forcing us to confront the effect of excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Transportation generally is a scapegoat, and heavy trucks bear part of the blame. But trucks are also a testing ground – largely successful – for devices and strategies that reduce GHG emissions. Fewer emissions mean increased fuel efficiency, and no one likes that more than trucking. The industry has been developing and adopting efficiency measures for years. Some are ubiquitous, like the aerodynamic profile of most highway truck tractors; others have become more common in the past decade, such as trailer side skirts, boat tails and wide-base single tires. We’re also witnessing a race to introduce new electric or hybrid zero-emission Class 8 tractors, the highway workhorse that makers from Kenworth to Volvo and newcomers like Tesla, Nikola and others are working to develop and launch across North America and globally.

    These changes, along with automation and truck platoons, are re-branding trucking as “futuristic” and could do what the industry’s old-school roots cannot: attract a young cohort of drivers and technicians who want hands-on time with clean, sustainable, high tech equipment. Addressing licensing restrictions to allow 18-year-old high school grads access to commercial certification (currently only available to 19 year olds in BC) is a step out of the industry’s hands, but makes sense as newer, safer, better-tracked equipment reaches the market and the industry. The commercial driver shortage, a demographic challenge, could become less of a threat as a result.

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    Oct 17, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Climate Change And Energy Transitions

    We recognise the significance of climate change, along with the role energy plays in helping people achieve and maintain a good quality of life. A key role for society – and for Shell – is to find ways to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide.

    Our lives depend on energy wherever we live. But in order to prosper while tackling climate change, society needs to provide much more energy for a growing global population while finding ways to emit much less CO2.

    Shell has long recognised the climate challenge and the role of energy in enabling a decent quality of life. We believe that, while technological developments will emerge, effective policy and cultural change is essential to drive low-carbon business and consumer choices and opportunities. The transition to low-carbon solutions is best underpinned by meaningful government-led carbon “pricing” mechanisms.

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    Oct 17, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Safeguard Your Assets: 5 Steps To Secure Your Jobsite

    Construction brings many opportunities to many different people. Communities experiencing an intense building spree can usually look forward to more foot traffic or an influx of new businesses. Unfortunately, progress can bring illicit opportunity as well, and many contractors find themselves having to ward off thieves. With thousands of dollars of iron and copper lying around, protecting your assets can be difficult and complicated.

    To address this, Robert Siciliano spoke at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 on the best techniques and practices for safeguarding machines and maintaining a security perimeter, all while fostering trust in a community.

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    Oct 16, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Kenworth Introduces Body Builder Academy Instructional Video Series

    Kenworth has launched its Body Builder Academy Training video series for its flagship vocational truck, the Kenworth T880. 

    The six instructional Body Builder Academy videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integration of electronics between body and truck, and optimization of the driver interface for body functions through switches and dash messaging. 

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    Oct 16, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Everyone’s A Winner As Sommers Generators Opens Its New Atlantic HQ

    Sommers Generator Systems celebrated the grand opening of its relocated facilities in this New Brunswick city in style, with door prizes and donations for local causes. According to Chris McGregor, President of Sommers Generator Systems, the new facility provides increased warehouse space to support dealers and customers in the Maritime region. “We are now able to readily meet the growing needs for the region. We have invested in maintaining a large inventory of parts and ready-to-go rental units up to 400kW”, continued McGregor.

    Sommers’ headquarters for the Atlantic region has been based in Dieppe since 2012. The company recently announced plans to expand to a new showroom and parts warehouse at 551 Ferdinand Blvd. and has now completed the move.

    For the facility’s grand opening, Sommers was joined by the team from 91.9 FM Radio – The Bend, and by volunteers from the Moncton SPCA. Events included Sommers door prize draw for a Briggs & Stratton 6500W portable generator system as well as a contest conducted by the radio station to win a Briggs & Stratton 2200W Sommers portable inverter. Listeners were invited to go online and guess how long the inverter system could run on $9.19 of fuel. From more than 400 guesses, Barbara Moore of Dieppe won the prize when she correctly estimated an operating time of 936 minutes, 5 seconds. Alex Boel was the winner of the open house door prize.

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    Oct 16, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Sommers Generator Systems Powers Up Isthmus Moncton

    Sommers Generator Systems has been building its connections with the Greater Moncton area since the manufacturer opened its Atlantic Region office in Moncton in 2012.

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    Oct 16, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • FLO Appoints Territory Sales Manager to Continue to "Meet Customers' Needs Better" in Southern Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario

    Automatic Lubrication Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. continues to expand its resources to better serve construction, road building, aggregate, trucking, manufacturing and processing companies in Manitoba and Ontario.  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Munroe as Territory Sales Manager – Southern Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario. 

    A native of Winnipeg, Mike's previous experience over the last 16 years includes various managerial and technical sales roles promoting products and services to manufacturing, agriculture, commercial, transportation, utility, forestry, mining and government accounts in Manitoba.  Prior to that, his “blue coverall hands-on” experience included a position as a heavy duty mechanic for a major equipment distributor in Manitoba, where he gained an extensive background in repairing and servicing construction, agriculture, and transportation equipment. 

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    Oct 15, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • Peterbilt Celebrated Pride And Class With United Way Of Denton County

    Peterbilt celebrated its annual United Way campaign with the third annual Pride and Class Parade in the downtown Denton square on Oct 12th...

    Since 2002, Peterbilt and the United Way of Denton County have partnered to raise more than $16 million in support of the Denton community. Peterbilt has been a supporter of the United Way since the 1980s and hosts a week of employee-based fundraising through a variety of activities and interdepartmental contests.

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    Oct 15, 2018 - 2 months ago

  • 3 Innovative International Projects To Reconcile The Underground And The Surface

    Finalists for the Innovative Use of Underground Space category

    ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018

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    Oct 15, 2018 - 2 months ago

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